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​Frequently Asked Questions on Transfer

Application deadlines and requirements vary from institution to institution. Please consult Oregon publc university transfer links to the right, or explore the admissions page of your intended institution.​ ​​​​​
​Typically, institutions require transfer applicants to have completed a minimum number of college credits, earned a minimum GPA in college-level courses, and have completed specific foundational courses. Please consult Oregon public university transfer links to the right, or explore the admissions page of your intended institution.​ ​​​​ 

​The 45-credit Oregon Transfer Module (OTM) provides a subset of gener​al education courses for students who have decided on a major and intend to transfer to an Oregon public university. In addition to any programmatic requirements (e.g., GPA, minimum course grades), courses in an OTM will “count” as a transferable block toward meeting university requirements which will allow students equal standing as native students (students at an institution who have not transferred). The OTM can improve efficiency in credit transfer between postsecondary institutions through its organized general education and discipline studies framework. It serves as a map for community college students pursuing an associate’s degree, as well as a reliable early start on a college degree for high school students.

Universities will consider applications from transfer students with or without an Associate’s degree, assuming other transfer admissions requirements have been met. There can be advantages to completing an AAOT or ASOT: courses taken to satisfy the foundational and disciplinary requirements of these programs are expected to transfer as a block between public colleges and universities in Oregon, and your lower division general education requirements will have been satisfied. However, your new institution may have additional degree and/or program requirements.
Yes – visit the links to the right on this page to each Oregon public university website resources on transfer credits. Please note however that transfer credit websites often provide unofficial equivalencies, not transcript evaluations. Always contact your intended university to meet with an advisor prior to or after admission. Additionally, check in with an advisor after selecting a major, as some transfer credits may be counted differently once a major is selected. 
Generally yes, but the decisions and process may be different from one institution to another. Typically, such questions are resolved either in the Admissions department, or by the academic department making the determination: for example, a Math department may decide how transfer mathematics credit are applied.​
​​​​​​​​The Oregon Transfer Compass is a set of tools to help student successfully navigate the transfer process.